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  • newPeople Smuggler Arrested in Zahle
    The Internal Security Forces Information Branch arrested a people smuggler on Saturday in the town of Karak in Zahle on charges of smuggling Syrian individuals into Lebanese territories, a statement issued by the ISF Directorate General said.…
    - 16 hours ago, 18 Aug 18, 9:00am -
  • newRiachi Says FPM 'Threw Over' the Rest of Maarab Agreement
    As the conflict widens between the Lebanese Forces and Free Patriotic Movement over ministerial shares, caretaker Information Minister Melhem Riachi said the FPM “had obtained what it wanted from the Maarab Agreement and shunned other eleme…
    - 18 hours ago, 18 Aug 18, 7:27am -
  • Berri Blasts 'Time Wasting' on Govt., Decries Power Ships, Generators
    Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri on Friday warned over the “wasting of time” in the government formation process as he urged a comprehensive solution for the country's chronic power generation crisis. Speaking at an AMAL Movement rally at the…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Aug 18, 3:59pm -
  • Aoun Says Move to Install Private Generator Meters 'Fair for All'
    President Michel Aoun waded Friday into the controversy over the state's decision to compel power generator providers to install meters for billing their customers. “This is a fair measure for all parties concerned, pending the finalization o…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Aug 18, 3:35pm -
  • Kanaan Slams 'Hesitation', Urges 'Priorities Govt.'
    Strong Lebanon bloc secretary MP Ibrahim Kanaan called Friday for what he described as a “priorities government.” “Lebanon is the third in the world in terms of its debt-to-GDP ratio! And after the approval of two state budgets with a ref…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Aug 18, 1:39pm -
  • Rahi, Ibrahim Meet, Discuss Refugees File, Stress Need to Lineup Govt.
    Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi discussed with General Security head Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim on Friday the file of Syrian refugees, and the delayed formation of Lebanon’s government.
    - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 18, 11:15am -
  • Hariri Meets Bukhari
    Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri held talks on Friday with Saudi head of mission in Lebanon Walid Bukhari where talks focused on annual pilgrimage issues “without touching on the government formation process.”
    - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 18, 10:20am -
  • Mashnouq Meets Brazilian Official: Defense, Security Agreement Underway
    Caretaker Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq held talks on Friday with Special Secretary for Strategic Affairs of the Brazilian government Hussein Kalout where discussions highlighted preparations for upcoming visit of Brazilian president t…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 18, 7:52am -
  • Berri: Hariri’s Stance on Syria Ties Impractical
    In light of conflicting views over restoring ties with Syria, Speaker Nabih Berri said Lebanon "needs to coordinate efforts" with the neighboring country, noting that he plans to call for a legislative session if a government is not formed soo…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 18, 6:11am -
  • Roads Blocked after Journalist Zahran Insults Hariri
    Roads in Beirut and elsewhere were blocked on Thursday in protest at remarks by the journalist Salem Zahran against Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri. In Beirut's Corniche al-Mazraa area, protesters blocked a vital highway with burning tires…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Aug 18, 6:32pm -


  • Riad elSolh protest ends, Sitin to take place upcoming Wednesday
    NNA - Civil activists ended their protest movement which took place at Riad el-Solh Square earlier today, NNA correspondent reported Sunday evening.The protest was directed against tax increases, and
    - 19 Mar 17, 6:53pm -
  • Kenaan to hold press conference on Monday in Sin elFil
    NNA - Finance and Budget Committee Head, MP Ibrahim Kenaan, is expected to hold a press conference at 1:00 p.m. on Monday at the Free Patriotic Movement39;s Conferences and Meetings Center in Sin el
    - 19 Mar 17, 6:06pm -
  • Mutalaqem arrives in Beirut to partake in NNA Conference
    NNA - Foreign Information Deputy Assistant at the Kuwaiti Ministry of Information, Faisal al-Mutalaqem, arrived on Sunday evening at Beirut International Airport, whereby he will be representing Kuwai
    - 19 Mar 17, 5:48pm -
  • (*) Sami Gemayel to hold press conference shortly
    NNA - Kataeb Party Head, Sami Gemayel, is expected to hold a press conference at 7:00 o39;clock this evening. ================ R.Sh.
    - 19 Mar 17, 4:26pm -
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017
    Hour Subject 10:00 International Workshop entitled "World Comparative Experiences on the Role of Media in Promoting Peace and Social Stability," organized by Maharat Foundation in collabor
    - 19 Mar 17, 3:57pm -
  • KUNA Director General in Beirut to participate in NNA international conference
    NNA - Chairman and Director General of Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), Sheikh Mubarak Al-Duaij Al-Ibrahim Al-Sabah, arrived on Sunday in Beirut to partake in the conference organized by the National News
    - 19 Mar 17, 3:01pm -
  • Army force arrives in Riad Solh
    NNA - A Lebanese Army Force arrived this afternoon in Riad Solh Square, NNA correspondent said.=======Y.B.
    - 19 Mar 17, 2:28pm -
  • Two wounded in Downtown due to disorder
    NNA - National News Agency correspondent on Sunday reported that two people were injured on Sunday in Riyad Solh Square because of a stampede among protestors.========Y.B.
    - 19 Mar 17, 1:46pm -
  • Hariri calls protestors to form commission
    NNA - Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, called on Sunday upon protestors via twitter to form a commission that submits their demands to the government, in order to discuss them openly.========Y.B.
    - 19 Mar 17, 1:36pm -
  • PNL, PSP withdraw from protest
    NNA - The two student organizations of NLP (National Liberal Party) and PSP (Progressive Socialist Party) anno